Vladimír Tomšík

Vice-Governor, Czech National Bank

Born on 12 June 1974 in Čeladná. Vladimír Tomšík graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration and the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at the University of Economics, Prague, and the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, Prague. He has PhDs in economic policy (from the University of Economics, Prague) and economics (from Charles University, Prague). In 2004, he qualified as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at the University of Economics, Prague. In 2009, he was appointed professor of finance at the proposal of the Scientific Council of the University of Economics in Prague.

From 1997 Vladimír Tomšík worked as special assistant at the University of Economics, Prague. In February 2000 he became an analyst in the Macroeconomic Analysis Team of the Chief Economist at Komerční banka. From September 2000, he worked as analyst at the financial and consulting group Newton Holding. Between 2004 and 2006, he was also head of the Economics Institute at Newton College. From September 2005 to his appointment as CNB Bank Board member he held the post of deputy head of the team analysing the rules for multilateral trade and investment agreements at the World Trade Institute in Switzerland.

Vladimír Tomšík has lectured on economic policy, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting and international finance at various universities, especially the University of Economics, Prague, Charles University, Newton College and the University of Economics and Management. He has studied and worked in Ireland, Germany, the United States and Switzerland. He regularly speaks and publishes on monetary policy and macroeconomics at home and abroad. He is author or co-author of the books Monetary Economics in a Small Open Economy (2003 and 2008), Macroeconomic Facts of the Czech Transformation (2007) and Economics and Common Sense (2011). He is a member of scientific and academic boards at various universities (University of Economics, Prague, Masaryk University, Brno, Newton College, Škoda Auto University and the University College of Business, Prague).

He was appointed a member of the CNB Bank Board on 1 December 2006 for a six-year term. The President appointed him CNB Vice-Governor with effect from 1 July 2010. He was appointed CNB Vice-Governor for a second six-year term with effect from 1 December 2012.

At the CNB he oversees the area of financial stability and financial market supervision. He is a member of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and the Basel Consultative Group of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.